.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Sunshine Week highlights importance of open government

    This is Sunshine Week, a time when newspapers and other media agencies throughout the country join together to celebrate and focus on the value of open government.

    “Transparency” is the buzzword in government this year, and we wanted to know just how well government bodies that serve Brunswick County respond to open records requests.

  • 'To Kill A Mockingbird' tonight at Odell Williamson Auditorium

    “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel celebrating its 50th year of publication, was brought to the screen in 1962 in an Academy Award-winning adaptation and later adapted for stage.

    More than 35 years old, Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation continues to delight and compel audiences worldwide.

    Thursday night, March 26, Montana Repertory Theatre will bring “To Kill A Mockingbird” to life at 7:30 p.m. in Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

  • Wanted: Access to an open and transparent federal government

    Lace up the ice skates and get out the hockey sticks—hell has frozen over.

    I have a few kind words for Congress. Well, two members of Congress to be specific.

    Anyone who’s ever read my opinion columns knows I’m not the biggest fan of the 111th Congress, and the 110th wasn’t much better. But this week I find myself pleased with the recent actions of two members of Congress—U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre.

    I’m sure you’re curious about the change of heart, so I’ll explain.

  • Don't put all the blame on the Internet

    But the journalistic print edifice will be not be replaced - in my view, there will be no great metro bureaus, no overseas reporting staffs, no full-time investigative teams, no cop house reporters, no City Hall beat. A network of thousands and thousands of young reporters taking notes and asking tough questions —and then writing up their reports in public, for the public—at thousands and thousands of school board and town council meetings on gray Tuesday evenings all around the nation will begin to fade.

    —Tom Watson

  • New senior center to be staffed by those 55 and older in need of jobs

    Jim Russell, director of Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., wants to employ people 55 and older in the new Southport Senior Center, slated to open in July.

    It’s another way of supporting the mission of the nonprofit agency, which has seen its share of older people in need.

    “The mission of BSRI is to help people 55 and [older] sustain their independence,” Russell said recently. “The need for employment is always there. It’s just more noticeable now.”

  • VIDEO INCLUDED: Students find success at Transition Academy

    BOLIVIA—The Transition Academy began with the idea of refreshing the eighth-grade curriculum throughout the entire year, but students had so much success, they completed the eighth-grade courses during the first semester.

    All students are now first-semester ninth-graders.

    Josue Ramirez missed 146 days of school last year. He used to be a self-proclaimed partier.

    “Sometimes I make it to school, sometimes I won’t,” he said of his previous attendance record.

  • German spaetzle is an ideal choice for a quick and easy side dish

    Spaetzle is a German noodle or pasta made by pushing a batter of flour, milk, eggs and salt through a special spaetzle maker or colander into boiling liquid—either water or chicken or beef broth—and then served as a dumpling with meats and stews.

  • BCC beats Lakeland on hit batter in the ninth

    Rebounding from having to forfeit 12 victories, the BCC baseball team swept Lakeland Community College in a three-game weekend series.

    The Dolphins (8-17) completed the series with a 4-3 victory in nine innings Sunday afternoon at West Brunswick High School. BCC won the game when Daniel Terry was hit by a pitch with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth.

  • West junior varsity baseball team starts season 6-0

    The West junior varsity baseball team has begun the season 6-0.

    West opened the year by beating North Brunswick 13-3. Jesse Simmons was 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Hunter Allen was 1-for-2 with three RBIs.

    West beat South Columbus 12-6. Timmy Powell was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Simmons was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

  • West's sprinters dominate four-team meet

    In a four-team meet March 19 at Hoggard High School that included New Hanover and White Oak, West Brunswick’s boys again did well in the sprints, as Josh Johnson won the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the 400 meters. West also won the 400-meter relay.

    “Our sprint team turned in another great performance at Hoggard,” coach Yogi Hickman said. “They continue to set personal records in nearly every meet. Our 4x100 team came within 0.07 seconds of an automatic qualifying time and has lowered their times for four consecutive meets.